Sandhya Cherkil

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CONTEXT The two ubiquitous factors that have been identified in medical courses to underlie mental health are stress and different coping styles adopted to combat stress. AIM To find the association between coping styles and stress in undergraduate medical students. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A medical college in Central Kerala. A cross-sectional study design(More)
A lot of research has been directed on wellbeing and disability in many non-communicable disease conditions. In this context, health-related aspects of life and quality of life (QOL) are receiving a lot of focus. Many Quality of Health measures are available, of which World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) is one of the most popular.(More)
Quality of life (QOL) is an important health outcome in people with chronic conditions like diabetes and WHOQOL-BREF is a popular instrument used worldwide to assess QOL. However, QOL varies considerably from society to society depending on the culture of the person. Hence, the WHOQOL-BREF was translated to the local language, Malayalam. This article(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) but is often under diagnosed and under treated leading to worsening of symptoms and deterioration of the quality-of-life of the people suffering from this disease. AIMS The current study aims to determine the correlation between depression and(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Despite the central role of cognition for mental disorders most studies have been conducted in western countries. Similar research from other parts of the world, particularly India, is very limited. As a first step in closing this gap this cross-cultural comparability study of the South Texas Assessment of Neurocognition (STAN)(More)
BACKGROUND In the Indian cultural scenario, the wife is the primary caregiver when the husband falls mentally sick. The caregiver burden and the gender issues make women more vulnerable to this particular situation. This study attempts to take a closer look at the coping styles, stress tolerance, and wellbeing of such a population and the interplay of the(More)
BACKGROUND Cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) and cavum vergae are actually fluid-filled, generally communicating midline cavities located between the third ventricle and corpus callosum. There have been various reports of their association with many behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Infrequently, they have been associated with an obstructive(More)
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